• BlocPower's technology and finance platform develops clean energy projects in American inner cities.



    Build A Better World.


    The BlocPower platform connects capital to investment grade green building projects in financially underserved communities.

    Check out our marketplace beta!

    1) Aggregate buildings

    BlocPower works with community leaders and institutions to assemble 4 or more non-profits, houses of worship, schools, small businesses or multi-family residences in financially underserved communities into a “Bloc” of potential retrofits.

    2) Financial Analysis 

    BlocPower performs a rigorous analysis of the financial strength of each customer, to establish the likelihood that customers will pay their energy bill over time.

    3) Engineering Analysis

    BlocPower's experienced engineers perform a comprehensive energy audit of each property to determine the correct mix of high efficiency technology that will reduce each customer's energy consumption. 

    4) Form "Blocs" of Solar and Energy Efficiency Projects

    A "Bloc" is a micro-portfolio of projects that meets BlocPower's financial and engineering criteria.  Each "Bloc" spreads out the risk of default, creates pricing discounts, and increases transactional size--improving the economic feasibility of installing solar and energy efficiency technology in all projects.

    5) Financing


    Investors concerned about climate change and job creation can invest in clean energy projects on BlocPower's online platform.

    6) Repayment

    Investors who provide upfront project financing will be repaid out of the energy savings generated by each solar and energy efficiency project.

    7) Job Creation

    BlocPower creates jobs for local underemployed workers from vulnerable populations. However, each worker must graduate from a rigorous, third party certified green jobs training program at the top of their class.


    Questions? Email Info@BlocPower.org



    Our Team Rocks!

    Donnel Baird

    Founder, CEO

    Duke, Columbia Business School,

    Community, Labor, Political Organizer,

    first EIR @ Jalia Ventures,

    Obama for America.

    White House Champion of Change.

    Donnel is a loyal fan

    of the perennially disappointing

    New York Knicks.



    Morris Cox

    Cofounder, Chief Investment Officer

    Math and Physics @ MIT,

    Columbia Business School,

    Real Capital Analytics,

    GE Capital's Energy Financial Services,

    Tech-Focused Private Equity.

    Morris is an Afro German lover of math

    and knows better than to put

    his faith in New York sports teams

    Keith Kinch

    Chief Commercial Officer

    John Jay, Masters in Int'l Business.

    NYS Obama For America.

    Public Affairs and Political Consultant.

    Keith Kinch is the proud father of two.

    He hopes the Giants will rebound next season.

    Tooraj Arvajeh

    Chief Engineering Officer

    LEED AP, University of Waterloo,

    Columbia Business School, Engineer @ Arup,

    Hatch, 10 years energy efficiency experience

    across 4 continents. Tooraj has been a fan

    of the Brazilian national soccer team

    since he was 6 years old.

    Jamil Ellis

    Chief Technology Officer

    Computer Engineering @ Columbia University SEAS,

    Weight Watchers, Adobe, NBC, NFL, MLBAM,

    HBO and HBO:GO

    over 15 years in Technology.

    Jamil is all in on Yankees and Giants

    and has been known to play fantasy sports.

    Shruti Sane

    Project Engineer

    Jose Contreras

    Software Engineer

    Ian Harris

    Business Development Associate

    Yuchen Han

    Project Engineer

    Abhishek Dash

    Project Engineer

    Alexis Phillips

    Associate Engineer for Clean Energy Projects


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    Join the BlocPower Team!

    We've got job openings in our NYC office. Please email your cover letter and resume to jobs@blocpower.org. If you don't see the opportunity for you listed don't hesitate to email us at info@blocpower.org and let us know how you'd like to get involved.

    About BlocPower

    BlocPower connects impact investors to energy efficiency projects in churches, synagogues, non-profits, and small businesses in underserved communities. Our business development team uses our BlocPower Analytics mapping application to identify potential green retrofit projects in in a region. Our mechanical engineers then perform an energy audit using a combination of sensors, onsite measurements, and BlocPower’s digital Engineering Audit application to recommend an integrated and holistic upgrade to a building’s energy systems. BlocPower’s finance team then analyzes each building owner’s financial data and energy bills to structure a loan that finances the retrofit. Once a retrofit is agreed upon, our operations team manages the engineering of the retrofit. At every point in BlocPower’s value chain, we seek out and hire underemployed workers from vulnerable communities.


    About BlocPower’s Technology Department

    As a member of our technology department, you'll be writing the software that makes BlocPower work. You’ll be helping to develop software for our entire business, from business development to green retrofit. This includes writing the software to help our engineers perform energy audits using our proprietary models; software that will help us analyze the big data that comes into our platform via sensors installed across our projects; and software that helps our team move projects along our sales and construction pipelines.


    About You

    You are a team player who is ready to solve unique problems as we build out our energy audit engineering platform. You are a flexible thinker who will be asked to contribute to the entire pipeline of our business. You will help build infrastructure for collecting data from sensors and engineers conducting site audits in the field. You will help build the platform for engineers to analyze and develop algorithms that model energy savings, help finance design and refine financial models, and help engineers complete green retrofits. From start to finish, in this position you will have the opportunity to touch and learn about all parts of our business.

    Full Stack Engineer - Python




    BlocPower is looking for a Full Stack Developer who is excited to help revolutionize the green energy industry.



    Required / Desired Skills

    • Python ( 3 to 5 years )

    • Flask and/or Django framework

    • Micro service architectures

    • Amazon Web Services


    Nice to Have

    • Experience working with Jupyter notebooks, Spyder, Pandas, and other science and statistics software packages

    • Minor degree/course works/experience in statistics and mathematics, physics or physics engineering


    • 3-5 years of experience as a full stack developer

    • BA/BS or equivalent combination of work experience and education


    Contract and full-time positions available




    Software Engineer - Dev Ops




    BlocPower is looking for a Software Engineer, to work in Developer Operations, who is excited to help revolutionize the green energy industry.


    Required / Desired Skills

    • Amazon Web Services

    • Micro service architectures management and orchestration

    • Continuous Integration and Deployment (Jenkins)

    • Container Technologies (Docker)


    Nice to Have

    • Experience with Dev Ops involving Internet of Things (IOT)

    • Experience managing deployment of finance applications

    • Experience deploying applications internationally



    • 3-5 years of Dev Ops experience

    • BA/BS or equivalent combination of work experience and education


    Contract and full-time positions available



    BlocPower provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, BlocPower complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


    BlocPower expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of BlocPower’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

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